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Blowing Rock in Watauga County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Carriage Roads

Moses H. Cone Memorial Park Carriage Roads and Trails

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, August 8, 2013
1. Carriage Roads Marker
Inscription. Flat Top Manor, once the home of textile magnate Moses H. Cone and his family, presides over the former Cone Estate—3,600 acres of forests, meadows and rolling farmlands.

Moses Cone, whose hobbies included road-building and cultivating apple trees, constructed 25 miles of carriage roads and planted prize winning apple orchards with over 75 varieties of apples on this estate.

Today the carriage roads are part of the Cone Park trail system. Please help maintain these historic carriage roads by staying on the trails.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 36° 8.458′ N, 81° 41.215′ W. Marker is in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, in Watauga County. Marker is on Bass Lake Drive 0.2 miles north of Blowing Rock Highway (U.S. 221), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blowing Rock NC 28605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Carriage Roads (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stoneman's Raid (approx. ¾ mile away); Daniel Boone Trail Marker (approx. ¾ mile away); Watauga Hotel Cottage
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By Michael C. Wilcox, August 8, 2013
2. Carriage Roads Marker
(approx. ¾ mile away); Elliott Daingerfield (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Blowing Rock (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Stoneman's Raid (approx. 2.4 miles away); Appalachian State University (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blowing Rock.
 
More about this marker. There is an identical marker at Cone "Flat Top" Manor (at the top of the hill, if you're hiking).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, August 8, 2013
3. Carriage Roads Marker
Carriage Roads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, August 8, 2013
4. Carriage Roads Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 13, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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